Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij today said that there was no proposal under consideration to order mandatory dope test of all government employees as has been done by neighbouring Punjab.
“No such proposal is under consideration in Haryana,” Vij told reporters this evening when asked about Punjab’s move.
Yesterday, Pujab Chief MinisterAmrinder Singh had ordered mandatory dope test of all government employees, including police personnel, from the time of their recruitment through every stage of their service.
When asked if there was any proposal to enact a tough law against drug peddlers, Vij said, “If we have to frame a tough law, we will frame that, we will not allow Haryana to fall into this (drug menace) trap.”
Replying to another question, Vij said some jail inmates have been found to be HIV positive when their health screening was done recently.
“We carried out health check up of all jail inmates and some of them have been found to be suffering from HIV. Their total number if being verified. We have directed department to extend treatment facility and all other necessary help to them,” he said.
To another question pertaining to some doctors posted in the Kalpana Chawla Medical college in Karnal, he said, “We have got some reports that some doctors there refer patients to private hospitals and even operate them there.”
“We give our doctors non-practicing allowance too. If they are found indulging in this illegal practice, then appropriate action will be taken against them,” Vij said.